The World’s First Permanent Spinal Cord Implant

Last Tuesday, doctors in Australia carried out a revolutionary spinal cord implant on a 60 year-old man. The procedure, developed by Saluda, is used to treat chronic pain.

The spinal cord implant is able to record signals from the nervous system and adjust the strength of impulses sent to affected areas.

The operation is designed to reduce reliance on painkillers and may support people with Parkinson’s disease. The first to have this procedure was 60 year-old Joe Grewal who said “It’s a significant decrease in pain” and he now “feels amazing”.

TNT Health

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